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Last updated: 10/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Spruce Pine house description

Welcome to Parkway Peek!

Indulge in our fully-renovated mountain home and enjoy 180° views of the Blue Ridge mountains and the Black Mountain range. Relaxing on the expansive deck, you'll hear nothing but the sounds of nature and the occasional passing train in the distance. At 3200ft above sea level, complete privacy awaits you within our 1 1/2 acre paradise located adjacent to the pristine Pisgah National Forest.

Located just 1.3 miles from the Bear Den exit (mile marker 324.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway), Parkway Peek is the perfect get away for couples, families or groups of friends. Featuring 3.5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this 2-story home has everything you need for your perfect vacation: all new GE kitchen appliances, new granite counters in kitchen, renovated bathrooms (full bath with traditional shower/tub downstairs, custom glass shower upstairs), fully renovated downstairs, HUGE deck and screened porch. Stay a few days and take in the local sites or stay a week and use Parkway Peek as your 'jumping off point' for Asheville, Blowing Rock, Linville Falls or skiing at Sugar Mountain. We're within a 45minute drive from all that Western North Carolina has to offer!

Local attractions include: the historic Altapass Orchard (featuring live music and festivities throughout most of the year), Springmaid Mountain (horseback riding, tubing, fly fishing), Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Wilson Creek Wilderness Area and many other hiking trails all within a 15-30minute drive up the Parkway to the north; Little Switzerland, Crabtree Falls and Mt. Mitchell are 15-45minutes down the Parkway to the south; Table Rock, Lake James, Blowing Rock, Tweetsie Railroad, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and HawksNest are all within a 45minute drive.

Our section of the Blue Ridge Parkway between Highway 226 and the Bear Den exit is typically open year-round. Check local weather conditions and the Parkway website in the winter for possible temporary closures. A 4-wheel drive is not needed to access our property unless there has been a heavy snow. Our community road is maintained year-round and our driveway has flat access.

We hope you will enjoy our 'contemporary rustic' jewel in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Keywords: Long range views, mountain view, privacy, pet friendly, renovated, blue ridge parkway, penland school, spruce pine, horseback riding, fly fishing, little switzerland, altapass, orchard, pisgah, hiking, grandfather mountain, mt. mitchell, mount mitchell, linville falls, bear den, springmaid, asheville, blowing rock, boone, burnsville, bakersville, marion, lake james, cross-country skiing, gem mining, brown mountain, wilson creek, winery, cheese, black mountain

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            must be 25yrs of age and proof of age may be required by owners....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            the rear deck area is very high; no sitting or climbing on the railings is allowed at any time....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            smoking is not allowed ANYWHERE inside the property....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            we welcome any size dogs (2 maximum) upon previous approval by owner; must be on monthly flea treatment and must be fully house-broken. Any pet damage will result in full loss of deposit. We also suggest purchasing a Preventik collar from your vet for added protection against mountain ticks. Please pick up after your pets!...moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 8-9

          • Fish Room: 2 twin/ single


          • Master: 1 queen

            Upstairs; fabulous view of mountains from bed!...moreless

          • Cow Room: 1 king


          • Map Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Upstairs; double futon; sleeps 1 adult or 2 small kids...moreless

          • Family Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

            Downstairs living room; queen sleeper-sofa...moreless

          • King size beds (1) downstairs bedroom #1, Queen size Beds (1) upstairs master bedroom, Twin or Single Beds (1) 2 twin beds in downstairs bedroom #2, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) full leather futon in upstairs den (this is a separate room with door); queen sleeper sofa in downstairs living room...moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Upstairs: toilet, shower


          • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower


          • 2 full baths, 1 on each floor

          Other Amenities

              • Cell phone coverage - we have found cell phone access to be good to excellent (depending on provider) at our vacation home. While wireless internet is available, we recommend bringing your own personal MiFi device to stay connected (our service is limited by download/upload speeds and daily usage)....moreless


              • Books:

                Assorted lending library...moreless

              • DVD Player
              • Games:

                Cornhole and assorted puzzles and table games...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                DishTV with basic channels in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

              • Television:

                Flat screen TV in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Limited number of family/kids DVD's...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Antiquing
              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Sledding
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    layered long range views of the Black Mountains, Mt. Mitchell, Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the historic Altapass Orchard...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Rafting
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Whitewater Rafting


                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 8 people


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    wall units in upstairs living room and master bedroom. Ceiling fans and whole house fan in all other spaces. The 3200ft elevation eliminates the need for air conditioning most of the year....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    wood-burning stove and fireplace are main source of heat; portable space heaters provided during cooler months; electric baseboard heater in upstairs and downstairs living rooms...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room:

                    2 living rooms (one on each level with great views)...moreless

                  • Parking
                  • Parking Off Street:

                    2 driveways provide ample parking; lower driveway for oversized vehicles (with turn around area)...moreless

                  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Satellite internet; approximate speed 1Mbps, not appropriate for streaming movies or downloading large files...moreless

                  • Wood Fireplace:

                    wood burning fireplace upstairs...moreless

                  • Wood Stove:

                    antique, free-standing wood burning stove in family room downstairs...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    all new GE stainless steel appliances and granite countertops...moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Refrigerator:

                    with automatic ice maker...moreless

                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Deck / Patio:

                    HUGE deck area with southwest views overlooking Black Mountain range; chiminea on main deck and in-ground firepit in side yard...moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Grassy Creek Golf Club located about 10 minutes away; Grandfather and Mt. Mitchell Golf Clubs located about 35 minutes away...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Tubing and kayaking available at Springmaid Mountain (5 minute drive) or at Loafer's Glory (about 30 minute drive)...moreless

                  • Lanai / Gazebo:

                    Screened porch with long range views...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Herb/vegetable garden located on lower driveway; pick your own during your visit (seasonal)...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large charcoal grill on front deck...moreless

                  • Ski & Snowboard:

                    Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Appalacian Moutain are all located with a 45min-1hr drive...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa


                  Write a review 5
                  from 24 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Sep 2 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,650 $4,950
                  Dec 1 - Apr 2, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,350 $4,050
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Housekeeping(1-4ppl) $100
                  • Pet Fee $75
                  • Housekeeping(5+ppl) $150
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $400
                  • Taxes Included


                  Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Rates may be higher during holidays.

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                  Last updated: 10/20/2014
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                  • Altapass Orchard

                    "Great live music (seasonally) and locally made goods; walking trails through the Orchard; do..."

                  • Springmaid Mountain

                    "Year round horseback riding through beautiful mountain trails; dog & kid friendly hikes; sum..."

                  • Blue Ridge Regional Hospital

                    "Just in case you have a medical emergency, this state-of-the-art facility can treat you quic..."

                  • Penland School of Crafts

                    "Amazing artists from around the world come to Penland to hone their skills at metal work, gl..."

                  • Emerald Village

                    "There are many gem mining opportunities in the area, but this one is actually set into the s..."

                  • Crabtree Falls

                    "Great hiking opportunity even if the park itself is currently closed. Slightly strenuous an..."

                  • Mount Mitchell State Park

                    "Highest point east of the Mississippi River; amazing views on a clear day but always breezy ..."

                  • Linville Gorge Wilderness

                    "Home to the famous Linville Falls! Easy or strenuous hikes available (harder hikes are in t..."

                  • Bear Den Camp Ground

                    "If you've got a large group and some would prefer to camp-out, this is the place for them. ..."

                  • Knife & Fork

                    "Simply AMAZING! Award-winning Chef Nate Allen creates masterpieces of farm-to-table cuisine..."

                  • The Pizza Shop and Dry County Brewing Company

                    "A local favorite for its gourmet pizzas and home brewed craft beers. Chad & Jen will treat ..."

                  • The Tropical Grill

                    "If you're craving a traditional Cuban sandwich or a fish taco, this is the place to go. Clau..."

                  • El Ranchero Restaurant

                    "HUGE menu of traditional Mexican fare at amazingly low prices. Definitely worth the trip."

                  • Grandfather Mountain

                    "Lots to do in such a short drive. Pay the pricey entrance fee to visit the museum, zoo (min..."

                  • Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club

                    "Great prices but not the best kept course; nice restaurant at club house."

                  • MT Mitchell Golf Club-Pro Shop

                    "The most beautiful course you will ever play for under $75 (season specials under $50!); a m..."

                  • Linville Caverns

                    "Perfect for a cold or rainy day activity! Underground caverns feature crystal clear streams..."

                  • Loafers Glory Rafting and Tubing

                    "Just a short drive past Bakersville and these guys will take care of your tubing or kayaking..."

                  • Wilson Creek

                    "One of our favorite "wilderness areas" to visit!!! Dozens of trails for off-leash dog hikes..."

                  • Mountain View Restaurant

                    "Gorgeous view from this surprisingly good local restaurant!"

                  • Switzerland Cafe and General Store

                    "Great local dishes including a "grown up grilled cheese" to die for and smoked trout cakes! ..."

                  • DT's Blue Ridge Java

                    "Local coffee house, bakery, sandwich shop, ice cream shop and internet hang out"

                  • Rivers Edge Outfttrs

                  • Black Mountain Campground

                    "Great hikes from this parking area and swimming holes as well. Pet & kid friendly!"

                  • OakMoon Creamery

                    "Local cheesemaker with some very tasty creations! Hopefully they will open the farm to the ..."

                  50 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Asheville, Charlotte or Johnson City, TN
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  5 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Grassy Creek or Mt. Mitchell Courses
                  7 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Knife & Fork, The Pizza Shop, Tropical Grill
                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Sugar Mountain

                  Car: Necessary

                  Gem Mining, Waterfalls and Natural Swimming Holes, Art Galleries, Seasonal Live Music and Dancing, Fishing Outfitters


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: We are an energetic family of 4 (+ 2 dogs) currently residing in Charlotte, NC.

                  Why the Owner Chose Spruce Pine:
                  Spruce Pine provides a great central location in Western NC and our vacation home has one of the best views in the area! After renting many homes on VRBO over the years, we decided to purchase a home of our own that we could share with friends and family.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  Privacy, privacy, privacy but with all of the modern conveniences! Be at one with nature or head into the 'big city' of Spruce Pine for grocieries, dining & shopping.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Sunset Dinner on our Deck

                    Sunset Dinner on our Deck

                  • Front of House in the Fall

                    Front of House in the Fall

                  • Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

                    Upstairs Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings and Amazing Views

                  • Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

                    Upstairs Bathroom Vanity

                  • Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

                    Downstairs Family Room with Pull-Out Queen Sleeper-Sofa

                  • Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

                    Downstairs Twin Bedroom (Fish Theme)

                  • Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

                    Downstairs Bathroom with Tub/Shower

                  • Chiminea on the Deck

                    Chiminea on the Deck

                  • New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

                    New Firepit with Long Range Views in Side Yard

                  • Our Driveway on a Fall Day

                    Our Driveway on a Fall Day

                  • Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

                    Wild Turkeys Crossing our Road

                  • The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

                    The Dog's Life on Nearby Rivers

                  • Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

                    Gorgeous Early Fall Color from the Deck!

                  • New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

                    New Kitchen/Dining Area with Wood-Burning Fireplace

                  • Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

                    Upstairs Master with Fantastic Mountain View

                  • Upstairs Custom Shower

                    Upstairs Custom Shower

                  • Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

                    Downstairs Family Room with Wood-Burning Stove

                  • Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

                    Downstairs King Bedroom (Cow Theme)

                  • Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

                    Extra-Large Screened Porch with Mountain and Forest Views

                  • The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

                    The Moon and Venus as seen by a Parkway Peek Guest

                  • Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

                    Newly Landscaped Hill Below House

                  • Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

                    Our Driveway on a Snowy Day

                  • Another Amazing Sunset!

                    Another Amazing Sunset!

                  • One of Many Local Waterfalls

                    One of Many Local Waterfalls

                  VRBO #357459

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                  This listing was first published here in 2011.

                  Date last modified - Monday, October 20, 2014

                  $225 - $275 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 9

                  View calendar: Updated 10/20/14
                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2011
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 10/20/2014
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